Blueprints this month is going to be short and sweet. Summertime is a busy time for everyone! This month we have a busy time with birthdays:
Happy Birthday to Sharon Goldschrieder [6th] Arline Lowenthal [8th] Gloria Hazel  and Sheila Godfrey 
Thank you Joann Dosset for hosting a lovely July evening of stories and pictures from Africa.
Next meeting: The August Meeting has been cancelled. Please check your email for more details.
Here are some challenges/swaps online:
Doll Street: 1) self-portrait doll, either a character or realistic. Due Aug. 31st;
FOCD: fairy tale or children's book characters, due Aug. 15th. Run by Jeanne White, firstname.lastname@example.org
Magazines wanting photos of your dolls:
1) Soft Dolls and Animals: send 300 dpi photos to email@example.com or mail to 2145 W. Sherman Blvd., Norton Shores, MI 49441-3434
Storybook Characters: deadline September 9, 2014
2) Doll Collector: send 300 dpi photos to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to the address above.
Santas: deadline September 1, 2014
With some of our dolls going to a facility for Alzheimers and Dementia patients we can't use buttons. They can be torn off and
the patient can choke. What I did was use the optional cheek circle to replace the buttons on Franny's eyes.
Those of you who have used buttons, those dolls will go to Rachel's House where battered women and children go for safety.
These people won't pull the buttons off and choke on them.
The deadline for the dolls to be finished will be at our August meeting, which will be at Patti Culea's house.
She will have dates for presenting the dolls and those who want to attend let her know.
The dolls that go to Rachel's House will have to go annonymously.
But, the person who takes them will make sure they are given to those who truly need them.
+++++++ Other up coming meetings:
August- charity dolls due hosted by Patti Culea also will make tags for the dolls.
September-Sharon Goldschneider- emborderey project
Members web sites
Lois Boncer Patti Culea Barb Keeling
The above is a partial re-post of the monthly email newsletter for members.